A must-visit for all visitors to Dublin, and not just history buffs, the Kilmainham Gaol; known to be Ireland's most famous disused prison is a great way to learn about the fascinating past of Ireland and the history of Irish Republicanism. Built in 1792, the Kilmainham Gaol today is one of Europe’s largest unoccupied gaols. Visitors to this prison turned museum will come across exhibits on the history of the prison, including the prisoners and the conditions they were kept it. There are guided tours which take visitors through the notorious goal and into the gloomy Stonebreaker's Yard where the executions of the leaders of the uprising took place.
Adult - €7.00 | Child/Student - €3.00
April - September: Daily 09:30 - 18:00 (last admission at 17:00). October - March: Monday to Saturday 09:30 - 17:30 (last admission at 16:30). Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00 (last admission at 17:00).
Around 2 hours or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
The different exhibits and the yard
Muslims visiting the Kilmainham Gaol will not be able to find prayer facilities at the attraction. They will however be able to make use of the facilities offered at one of the many mosques and Islamic Centers in the city of Dublin. Some prominent prayer facilities in the city include the Islamic Foundation of Ireland and Dublin Mosque, the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland, the Muslim Association of Ireland and the Clondalkin Muslim Mosque.
The Kilmainham Gaol is not known to house a food outlet. Visitors will however be able to find plenty of restaurants and cafés in the city of Dublin. Due to the sizeable population of Muslims in the city, Muslim tourists are also sure to find a variety of great Halal restaurants in Dublin.